INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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............................................... 27 Setting the Date and Time......................................................................................................... 38 3 Menu Operations ........................................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes.................................... 26 Turning on the Power ................... 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ................................................................. 40 Formatting the Card........................................................ 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ............. 12 Quick Start Guide ....................................................................................................................................... 4 Chapters ............................................................................................................................................ 29 Selecting the Interface Language.................................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery..................................Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 55 x Image Playback.......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ................................................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects..................................................................................................................................................................................... 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................................................................................................ 58 6 ........................ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ...... 10 Handling Precautions ................................................................................................................ 46 1 Full Auto Techniques.......................................... 35 Basic Operation ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ....... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ........................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer........................................................................................ 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display .................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ...................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual ....................... 48 7 Disabling Flash.................................................................................. 5 Contents at a Glance................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting..............................................................................

........................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ............................................................................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.................................................................................................................................................................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer ....................94 Setting the Color Space ...................96 A AE Lock .............106 7 ..................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ......................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality.........................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field ..........................................................................98 B: Setting the White Balance ..........................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ........104 Preventing Camera Shake .............................................................................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ..............................68 MF: Manual Focusing .................................................82 a: Manual Exposure....................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ...........66 S Selecting the AF Point ........................................................97 A FE Lock.................................................................................................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ............................................................................101 Auto Lighting Optimizer............64 E: Changing the AF Mode ..........72 A Selecting a Picture Style ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style....................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE........................99 2 White Balance Correction.......................86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...........................

........... 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .......................... 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically .......... 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .......................................................................................................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ........................... 139 File Numbering Methods ................................................ 146 Setting the Flash ..................... 113 Focusing Manually............................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings..........Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ........................................................ 111 Using AF to Focus ......... 159 k Enjoying Movies ........................ 124 Shooting Function Settings ...................................... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly..................................................................................................................................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies....................................................................................... 164 8 .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper ..................................................................................................................................................................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ....................................................................................... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color.................................................................................................................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time.................................................................... 160 k Playing Movies ......................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View ............................................................................................................ 138 Card Reminder ........................................... 138 Setting the Image Review Time ................................................... 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................................................................................................................................. 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings.......... 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ..... 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images .......................................................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ................................ 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning .....................................................................

.............................................................................................................................................................165 Viewing the Images on TV ..........................216 Troubleshooting Guide......................................................................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ........204 External Speedlites ..................................................................................................................................................................................206 Using Eye-Fi Cards ...................................................................................................................................................................210 Menu Settings ......................................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes..199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .................................................................................................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF ...............................................................171 B Shooting Information Display .........................176 wPrinting.....................218 Error Codes...............212 System Map ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................224 Specifications ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 .............................202 Using a Household Power Outlet .......170 L Erasing Images .........................................................................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback).....173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print .................................203 Remote Control Shooting................................225 Index ..........................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ............................................192 Registering My Menu ..............................................................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information................................................190 Custom Function Settings ......................................178 Trimming the Image .....................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ........................

87 (Exposure compensation) p.84 (Bulb exposure) p. 53. 62. 64 (D Flash photography) p.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p.45 .108 (A Live View shooting) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p.50.75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .46.57 (Basic Zone modes) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.

170 (K Image protect) p. 83.72 (76.58 (x Playback) p.139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.68 (S AF point selection) p. 1) p.171 (L Delete) p.72 (73.175 (Direct printing) 11 .53.156 (H Index display) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p. 67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.167 (Video OUT) p.

have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. well-ventilated location. 12 . Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. If there is condensation. do not use the camera. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. For stubborn dirt. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. remove the lens. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. test all its functions before using it. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. viewfinder. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. and focusing screen. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. reflex mirror. Even while the camera is in storage. card and battery from the camera. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. To prevent condensation. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. dry. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If condensation forms on the camera. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you accidentally drop the camera into water.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. This is to avoid damaging the camera. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room.

or wet the card. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. are not a malfunction.01% or less pixels. Although this is not a malfunction. Do not store the card in hot. speakers. bend. etc. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed.99% effective pixels. They do not affect the images recorded. 13 . the camera may become hot. Live View shooting. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. physical shock. or movie shooting for a prolonged period. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. or vibration. Dead pixels displaying only black or red.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data. or magnet. However. note the following: Do not drop. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. In low or high temperatures. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity. Store the card in a case. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. or humid locations.. It will return to normal at room temperature. Do not subject it to excessive force. dusty.

insert it into the slot.31) With the card’s label facing you. Attach the lens. (p. (p. (p. (p.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card.26) To charge the battery. (p. . see page 29. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color. Set the power switch to <1>.Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. see page 24.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen.

58). the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p. and the camera will focus the subject. 2 sec. (p. press the <x> button (p.Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto). on the LCD monitor. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. 15 . If necessary. To display the image again. Press the shutter button halfway.37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. (p. see page 107. see “Erasing Images” (p.171). To delete an image. Take the picture.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. Focus the subject. Review the picture.37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. (p.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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33) Contacts (p.35) Contacts (p.69.35) Lens mount index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.33) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens mount index (p.231) Zoom ring (p.33) 21 .231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.69.231) Focus mode switch (p.231) Zoom position index (p.33) Zoom position index (p.34) Hood mount (p.34) Focusing ring (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.

24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .24). Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.

Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration.205). 1 Eyepiece cover 23 . The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom.Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.

flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. To detach the battery. It takes approx. 2 Attach the battery.10°C / 43°F .50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). When the battery is fully recharged. 24 . the full-charge lamp will turn green. The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover. As shown in the illustration. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. attach the battery securely. For safety reasons. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . follow the above procedure in reverse.

Doing so can damage the battery charger. When not using the camera. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. the battery has reached the end of its service life. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. Even during storage. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. a small amount of power current is released. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. remove the battery. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. After recharging the battery.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Purchase a new battery. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. 25 . Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. If necessary.

Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. 3 Close the cover. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover. the battery Insert the end with contacts. After opening the battery compartment cover. 2 Insert the battery. Otherwise. Insert the battery until it locks in place. 1 Open the battery compartment cover.until it snaps shut. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. To prevent short circuiting. the hinge might break. 26 . Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery. be careful not to swing it back further.

This is normal and not a problem. <1> : The camera turns on. see page 29 to set the date/time. To turn on the camera again. the LCD monitor will display <f>. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. About Auto Power Off To save battery power.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch.37). If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.. 27 . the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. the <f> icon might not be displayed.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.139). the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. Even during the sensor cleaning. Set to this position when not using the camera. During the sensor cleaning. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. just press the shutter button halfway (p..] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. [Recording . If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card.

550 shots Approx. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. x : Battery level is slightly down. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots may be lower. For battery life with Live View shooting. see page 109. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. 470 shots Approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. 28 . n : Battery must be recharged. Depending on the lens used. but adequate power remains. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. 470 shots without flash use and approx. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. • Using the LCD monitor often. no Live View shooting.

the [6] tab. If this happens. (Returns to b. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. The date/time will be set.to select the the <U> key date or time number. the 3 SetPress date and time. Under 2 Time]. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. 1 Display the menu. Press then press <0>. the date/time might be reset. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. then press <0>. Be sure to set the correct date/time. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 29 . Press the <V> key to set the number. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. then press <0>.) setting.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. set the date/time again.

30 . Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. tab. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press <0>. the 3 SetPress desired language. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. then press <0>. The interface language will change. the the <V> key to select language.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab.

138). Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. image-recording quality. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing. etc.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. When you set the power switch to <1>. the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. 3 Close the cover. 31 . Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. ISO speed. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. the card. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut.

or data is being transferred. • Removing the battery. then open the cover. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. being erased. Gently in the The card will stick out. Set the power switch to <2>. Check that “Recording.42).140).. • Opening the card slot cover. the 2 Remove pushcard. then close the cover. card. If the card already contains recorded images. If the error persists. When the access lamp is lit or blinking.. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. remove and reinstall the card. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. Pull the card straight out. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. • Shaking or banging the camera around. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. It may also damage the card or camera. then let go. The card may then return to normal. Make sure the access lamp is off. use a different card. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. 32 . never do any of the following. Doing so may damage the image data.” is not displayed on the LCD monitor.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover.

Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. Red index lens. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 4 Remove the front lens cap. When storing the camera without a lens attached. lens. 33 . Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. autofocus will not operate. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus). do it in a place with minimal dust.

9 mm / 0. If you want to zoom.42 x 0. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. do not touch the rotating part. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.59 in. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing. Doing so may cause loss of vision. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. Image sensor size (22. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.3 x 14. Turn the lens until it stops. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.88 x 0.) 34 .Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom.94 in. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. then detach it.6x. do it before focusing.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1.

6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. However.5-5. press the shutter button completely to take the picture.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer.6 IS lens as an example.5-5. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.5-5. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. picture. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. The Image Stabilizer will operate. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. 35 . the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder.

Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. see page 107. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 6. place one foot in front of the other. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. 5. 4. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. sold separately) is recommended. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. 2.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. To maintain a stable stance. 36 . 3. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1.

image playback. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. then slowly press the shutter button completely. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Even during the menu display. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. and image recording.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. It can cause blurred pictures. 37 . To prevent camera shake.

Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. you can select certain drive modes (p. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. When the shooting settings are displayed. the 2 SetPress desired setting.72). 38 . The Quick Control screen will activate (7). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). press the <Q> button.70) and the imagerecording quality (p. This is called the Quick Control screen. the the <S> key to select function to be set. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.

Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen.20) Image-recording quality (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p.89) Shooting mode* (p. The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).80) Shutter speed (p.194) Flash exposure compensation (p. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.103) Drive mode (p.86) AF mode (p.99) ISO speed (p.72) Picture Style (p. select the function and press <0>.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. <0> 39 . You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.70) Metering mode (p. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.75) White balance (p.

and <0> button on the camera back. use the <M> button. <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. date/time. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . etc. <S> cross keys.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. While looking at the LCD monitor.

The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. <0> to setting. then press <0>. 4 Select the setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. item.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item.3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. 5 SetPress desired set it. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. the setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue. 41 . tab. A list of menu functions is on page 212. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab.

then The card will be formatted. Select [OK]. etc. so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. When the formatting is completed. the menu will reappear. Under the [5] tab.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. 1 Select [Format]. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. transfer the images to a computer. then select [OK]. If necessary. format the card with the camera.. select [Format]. press <0>. When the card is formatted. For low-level formatting. then press <0>. before formatting the card. 2 Format the card. all images and data in the card will be erased. 42 . Even protected images will be erased.

only the file management information is changed. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. 43 . Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Even in this case. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. When the card is formatted or data is erased. Then format the card with the camera. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. The actual data is not completely erased. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual.224). When discarding the card. The card is full with images or data. A card-related error is displayed (p.

the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. In such a case. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. the LCD monitor might turn off.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. If this happens. menu screen. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. 44 . the display-off sensor (p.17. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Appears when you press the <x> button. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. Press the button again to return to the previous screen. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button. image. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. If a fluorescent light is nearby. etc.

Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images. to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes. The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.210).103). the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. Ba si cZ one 45 . 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. With the Basic Zone modes.

All the AF points will be used to focus. At the same time. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. halfway. you can push it back down with your fingers. 3 Focus the subject. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. If necessary. Focus confirmation light picture. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. If the built-in flash has popped up. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. and generally the closest object will be focused. on the LCD monitor. 46 . the built-in flash will popup automatically.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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1 Full Auto Techniques
Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. 52 . using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. To make small things appear much larger. A simple background makes the flower. If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. the built-in flash will fire.8ft>. move away from the subject. etc. With a zoom lens. If you are too close to the subject. Move to the subject as close as possible. Under low light..4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close. use the telephoto end. Shooting Tips Use a simple background. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject.25m/0. stand out better. Some lenses have indications such as <40. use a macro lens (sold separately). use the <4> (Close-up) mode. If you have a zoom lens.

press the shutter button completely.7 shots per sec.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. Use the center AF point to focus. then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. continuous shooting (max.) and autofocusing will take effect. If focus cannot be achieved. When you want to take the picture. Aim the center AF point over the subject. If you hold down the shutter button. During autofocusing. approx. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. 3. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur. Hold the camera steady and shoot. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. use the <5> (Sports) mode. the beeper will continue beeping softly. 53 . whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle.

use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background.4 feet from the camera. Also. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto). Under low light. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken. the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person.4 feet from the camera. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. 54 . If the self-timer is also used. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. When using a zoom lens. Keep the person within 5 meters/16.

However. the image-recording quality. * CA stands for Creative Auto. the 3 SetPress desired setting. depth of field. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. 55 . For details about each function. If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. color tone (Picture Style). <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. picture. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. to select You can <S> key the function (7).C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything. see page 56-57. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. etc. the the <S> key to select function to be set. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained.

the picture will look darker. the background might not look so blurred. If you move it toward the right. If you move it toward the right. the background will look more blurred. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. 56 . the picture will look brighter. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). When flash is used. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. If you set <b> (Flash off). see “Disabling Flash” on page 49. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. it will not be applied. the background will look more in focus. <D> (Flash on). If you want to blur the background.

you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings. the set number of shots is taken continuously..204). you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. landscapes.7 frames per second (fps).71. By pressing <0>. 57 . see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. or black-and-white photos.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. (5) Single. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. you can set it for portraits. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. (p. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos. * By pressing <0>. continuous. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. Remote control shooting is also possible (p.

press the <Y> key. image. the display format will change. 58 .x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. the last captured image will be displayed. 1 Playback the image. For more details on the playback procedure. press the <Z> key. see page 155. To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. Each time you press the <B> button. When you press the <x> button. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display.

The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210. you can set various functions and be more creative. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. to prevent spoiled shots. 3 59 . most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. * <d> stands for Program. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes. * AE stands for Auto Exposure.

the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. This is called Program AE. 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. Then press the shutter button halfway. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 60 . 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>. 4 Take the picture. 2 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red.

either increase the ISO speed (p. In very low light or very bright light.62) or use flash (p.64). many functions such the AF mode. In the <d> mode.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash. press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.5). drive mode. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. the program shift will be canceled. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. The functions you can set are limited. decrease the ISO speed. With <d>. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. In bright light (4000 22).62) or use the built-in flash (p. Program shift is not possible with flash. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. After you take the picture. The program can be shifted. drive mode.210). So under low light. 61 .64). You can freely set the AF mode. built-in flash. and other functions (p. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>. you can change the ISO speed (p. In low light (30" 3. as shown in the figure. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program).

2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. the ISO speed.63). “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.Fn)] menu. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.64). H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. noise (banding. 62 . ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . the farther the flash range will be (p.Fn)] menu.) may appear.1600 1600 . 1 Press the <Z> button. In the [7 Custom Functions (C. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.6400 (p.192).6400.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. (9) [ISO speed] will appear.63). the ISO speed will be set automatically (p. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. In the Basic Zone modes. With “AUTO” selected. the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . etc. When you shoot at high ISO speeds.194). Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. dots of light.400 400 . if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable]. Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image.

or 3200. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. When “AUTO” is set. Under the [y] tab. 63 . the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. Therefore. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”. However. 400. in the image’s shooting information. 800.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. then press <0>. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . then press <0>. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure. select [ISO Auto]. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. the ISO speed will be set within this range. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. 1600. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. As indicated below. 200. Select the ISO speed.

5 . low light.5 / 3.12 1 .34 1 . you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.1/200 sec.5 / 3. While the flash is recycling.49 1 .61 1 . “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder. .15 1 .6. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.43 1 . In Creative Zone modes.21 / 3.17 1 .15 / 3.138 [Approx.5-5.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake.5 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.3. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .5 / 3.5 .11 1 .5 .86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .26 / 3. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.5 1 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors.13 / 3. or backlit conditions in daylight.69 1 .5 . In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.5 . picture.22 1 .7.4.5 .5-5.9.30 / 3.7.97 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.42 / 3.5 . 1 Press the <D> button.5 / 3.2.5 / 3.24 1 . In the <d> mode. the flash will fire for the picture.5 .5.31 1 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5 / 3.11 / 3.3.19 / 3. button halfway.5 . Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 .5 / 3.5 .5 . and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor.5 .5 .6 IS lens 64 .5 .

Then when you press the shutter button completely. the red-eye reduction lamp will light. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. For best results.D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away. decrease the ISO speed. 65 . Under the [1] tab. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3.]. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. Select [Enable]. When you press the shutter button halfway. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. By increasing the ISO speed.3 feet away from the subject. For important shots. when you press the shutter button halfway. In bright light. If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. then press <0>. the picture will be taken. increase the ISO speed. select [Red-eye reduc. take the picture after this display turns off. when the room is well lit. For flash photography. or when you go closer to the subject. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom). then press <0>. you can extend the flash range. decrease the ISO speed.

then press <0>. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. With evaluative metering (p. 66 . While you hold down the shutter button halfway. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. the <ZE> button. 4 Focus the subject. the focus will be locked. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode.86). the camera will focus only once. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. When you press the shutter button halfway. In the Basic Zone modes. to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. 1 On the lens. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. 2 Press mode] will appear. You can then recompose the shot if desired.

202). 67 . Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. However. Also. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. When the AF point selection (p. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. During autofocusing. the beeper will sound softly.68) is automatic. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. if the subject moves away from the center AF point.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. If this occurs. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. if the subject starts moving. the subject will be focused continuously. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. With AI Servo AF. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.

S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes. 1 Press the <S> button. the subject. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 2 Select the AF point. When all AF points light up. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red.to select the AF Press the <S> key point. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. While looking at the viewfinder. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. Generally. all the AF points are active. the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. With the <d> (Program AE). and <a> modes. automatic AF point selection will be set. <f>. Therefore. <s>. 68 .

the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. Also. 2 Focus the subject. To make it easier to focus a moving subject. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. 69 . If the subject moves away from the center AF point.8. you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. with a fast lens from f/1. select and use the center AF point. If it is difficult to focus. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly. First use the center AF point to focus. the beeper sounds. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF.0 to f/2.

the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. If the [7 Custom Functions (C. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Flash can also be used.193) is set to [2: Strong]. 3 Take the picture. key to select <i>.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3. The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. Press the <U> then press <0>. the continuous shooting speed will be slower. 2 Select <i>. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. In AI Servo AF mode. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used.7 shots per sec.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. Since the flash will require recycling time. 70 .

106) q: 10-sec. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. With <q>. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. Look through the viewfinder. focus the subject. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. it may throw off the exposure. Two seconds before the picture is taken. attach the eyepiece cover (p. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. After taking self-timer shots. then press the shutter button completely. 71 .j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button.205). self-timer The remote control can also be used. press the <YiQ> button. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself. Q: 10-sec. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer.58). self-timerN (p. then press <0>. beeper. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. use focus lock (p. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.204) l: 2-sec. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. 3 Take the picture. 2 Select the self-timer. (p.

4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx.5 megapixels (4.5+6.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.0.9.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.5 megapixels) and the image quality. 17.4 3.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6. select [Quality]. Under the [1] tab. 8. * The file size.4 1. 2 Selectyour reference. then press <0>. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx. 72 .7 2. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). 17.2 1.5 24.2 3. image size in pixels (****x****). 4. and Standard Picture Style. then press <0>. ISO 100. card brand.0 megapixels (8M) Approx. number of possible shots. ISO speed. 1 Select [Quality].5M) Approx. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. the image-recording quality. [Quality] will appear. and other settings. or 4. 8. Select the desired quality. 17. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. Custom Functions.1 24.

” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. For details. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. 83 A4 (29. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. Other than 1.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. If A3 (42x29. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73.9.7cm/16. the image quality will be slightly lower.7x8. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. it might be fewer than indicated. Depending on the shooting conditions.7cm/7. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . Even with the same number of pixels.) you want to crop the image.7x21cm/ 1 83.9in.8x12. Or. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality.0in.5x11.3in. 14.7in. the 7 image has higher image quality. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated. or 1+73 is recommended. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.8x10cm/5. 73 . The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. 1. If 8 is selected. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side. but more images can be saved to the card. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.8x3.0x5. 11.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17.

the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software.CR2 for RAW).) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot. (Noise may be noticeable in the images. Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously.193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. 74 . Using the provided software is recommended. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.JPG for JPEG and . 1 image 73 image File number 0001 . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. JPG File extension 1. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. CR2 0001 .

This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. Effective for close-ups of women or children. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. By changing the [Color tone] (p.92). then press <0>. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. and very sharp and crisp images. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. and crisp. The image looks softer. R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. 1 Press the <XA> button.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. sharp. picture. Effective for impressive landscapes. [Picture Style] will appear. you can adjust the skin tone. 75 . The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. Picture Style.

Other than with 1. <0> will appear in the viewfinder. The image is dull and subdued. etc. [Landscape]. and adjust it as desired (p. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. a Picture Style file.91).. 76 . For natural colors and subdued images. W User Def. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. When [Monochrome] is selected. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait].A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.

starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 77 . Except for <8>. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. aperture setting. The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. The second half of this chapter. or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively.

Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction. and “15"” is 15 sec. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. the desired shutter speed. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. However. 78 . “0"5” indicates 0. Also.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. and turning it to the left sets a slower one.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. * <s> stands for Time value. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely. picture.5 sec.

If you use a telephoto lens. to 1/500 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. or slower.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain. If the exposure will be too bright. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec. to 1/30 sec. to 30 sec. the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If this happens. 79 . If this happens. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. If the exposure will be too dark. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec.

f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. “00” will be displayed for the aperture. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. 80 . If no lens is attached to the camera. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. the smaller the aperture opening will be. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. the desired aperture. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). picture. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens.

If this happens. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. 81 . The depth of field depends not only on the aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the picture will be too bright. the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. Under low light. If this happens. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed.) shutter speed display will blink. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. If the picture will be too dark.) shutter speed display will blink. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. On the other hand. but also the lens and subject distance. the “30"” (30 sec. In such cases. Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the narrower the depth of field. And the closer the subject. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower.

auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. If you are handholding the camera. You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec.192).112). Using a tripod is recommended.30 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting. keep it steady to prevent camera shake. The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). .f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. to suit the scene’s brightness. In low light. (fixed)] (p. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). 82 .

The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. To set the aperture. * <a> stands for Manual. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. or to bulb. turn the <6> dial. 83 .103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. With flash. to 1/30 sec. To set the shutter speed. the exposure level mark will move. While you change the shutter speed and aperture. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. You can decide which exposure level to set. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>.

It can be used to photograph fireworks. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.204) for bulb exposures. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. p.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp. the image might look a little grainy. later. 205) is recommended. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. 84 .204. etc. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor.193). For bulb exposures. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p.

* <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. 3 Take the picture. The exposure is correct. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. 85 .8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. Increase the ISO speed. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. Decrease the ISO speed. A slow shutter speed has been set. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. Use a tripod to steady the camera. 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. I want to use flash. Flash can be used. it means that the subject is too bright. All the AF points will function to detect the subject. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. the subject. however. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. it means that the subject is too dark.

Normally. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. select [Metering mode]. 86 . The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. evaluative metering is recommended. This metering mode is for advanced users.select the the <U> key to metering mode. 1 Select [Metering mode]. etc. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. the 2 SetPress metering mode. This metering mode is for advanced users. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. then press <0>.q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes.

If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. comp. 87 . the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero./AEB] on page 89. After taking the picture.

The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. To make the flash exposure brighter. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. comp] (p. turn the <6> dial to the left. setting] option.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. press the <Q> button (p.38). 2 Select [y]. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. turn the <6> dial to the right. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func.] will be displayed at the bottom. Press the [Flash exposure comp.<S> key to select [y*]./ AEB] menu (p.89). With the shooting settings displayed. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. comp.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder.149). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). Select [Flash exp. After taking the picture. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero. 88 .

This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). Under the [2] tab. decreased exposure. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. 89 . the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. the AEB amount./AEB]. and increased exposure. then press <0>. comp. AEB amount picture. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. When you press the shutter button halfway. You can then choose the best exposure. Press <0> to set it. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. select [Expo./AEB]. comp. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below.

etc. flash recycling is complete. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. decreased exposure. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. you can take three continuous shots. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure.57). Centering on the exposure compensation amount. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. 90 . Using AEB with exposure compensation. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. AEB will be applied. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>).70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. If <i> continuous shooting (p. and increased exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. and increased exposure. decreased exposure. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>. With <q> set.

parameter.then press the Select Style. 91 . To see the resulting effects. Under the [2] tab.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. the 4 SetPress parameter. then press <0>. screen will appear. <B> button. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style. take test shots. 1 Select [Picture Style]. To customize [Monochrome]. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. The Detail set. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. then press <0>. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. see page 93. select [Picture Style]. then press <0>.

The closer it is to F. the sharper the image will look. the more diluted the colors will look. To make it sharper. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. the softer the image will look. 92 . To make the skin tone redder. the crisper the image will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the minus end. To increase the color saturation. the more yellow the skin tone will look. the bolder the colors will look. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. the redder the skin tone will look. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to H. The closer it is to H. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the minus end. The closer it is to G. set it toward the plus end. To make the skin tone less red.] in step 3. The closer it is to G. set it toward the F end. To make it less sharp. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. The closer it is to G. set it toward the E end. The closer it is to E. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to H. set it toward the minus end. To increase the contrast. To decrease the contrast.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the blander the image will look. To decrease the color saturation. By selecting [Default set.

you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. you can create a monochrome image in that color. lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. 93 . Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. and the white clouds will look crisper. The sunset will look more brilliant. It can make the image look more impressive. The blue sky will look quite dark. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look slightly darker. The blue sky will look more natural. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green]. Skin tones and lips will look fine.

The Detail set. 94 . You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. 1]. then press <0>. 2 Select [User Def. or [User Def. 2]. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. press With [Picture <0>. 1 Select [Picture Style]. select the Picture Style here. [User Def. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. select [Picture Style]. 3]. Style] selected. then press the Select [User Def. Style. 3 Press <0>. Under the [2] tab.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. <B> button. then press <0>. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.*]. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.].

*]. *] and then shoot. For details. then press <0>. 95 .144). changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. all the [User Def. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter. To shoot with the registered Picture Style. *]. the 6 SetPress parameter. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. *] settings will revert to the default. then press <0>.

Adobe RGB. you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required. then [sRGB] press <0>. The ICC profile is not appended. then press <0>. sRGB is recommended. the color space.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors.0 (Exif 2. sRGB is set automatically. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. select [Color space].0 (Exif 2. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). 1 Select [Color space]. In Basic Zone modes.21). If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. 96 . With this camera. Under the [2] tab. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. For normal shooting.21).

1 Focus the subject. it locks the current auto exposure setting. Press the shutter button halfway. AE lock is applied at the center AF point.68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. then recompose and take the shot.86) AF Point Selection Method (p. Each time you press the <A> button. hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. button. It is effective for backlit subjects. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. and take picture. This is called AE lock. 97 . The exposure setting will be displayed. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>.

a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. 98 . <A> button. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. the <D> icon will blink. In the viewfinder. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. then press the <A> button. The flash is fired to take the picture. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. Each time you press the <A> button. 4 Take the picture. 1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash.

2 Select the white balance. Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. then press <0>. <Q> will be set automatically. white object should fill the spot metering circle.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. You can set any white balance. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. In Basic Zone modes. The “Approx. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. Normally. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. The plain. [White appear. 1 Photograph a white object.

Press the <U> key to select <O>. 100 . it cannot be selected in step 3. On the dialog screen which appears. The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. 4 Select the custom white balance. select [OK] and the data will be imported. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. Instead of a white object. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. If you do step 3. then press <0>.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. Press the <WB> button. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. then press <0>. then press <0>. data. press the <M> button to exit the menu. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. a correct white balance might not be obtained.76). When the menu reappears. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. 2 Select [Custom tab.

This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. G1 101 . During the white balance correction. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. M is magenta. Under the [2] tab. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. select [WB Shift/ BKT]. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. and G is green. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. the correction.) Sample setting: A2. B is for blue. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. A is amber. then press <0>. On the upper right.

Standard white balance. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. 2.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. and 3. Amber (A) bias. when you turn the <6> dial. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. In step 2 for white balance correction. Magenta (M) bias. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. 2. or 1. On the right. Since three images are recorded for one shot. During WB bracketing. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Standard white balance. 102 . the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. Blue (B) bias. and 3. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1. the card will take longer to record the shot. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Set the white balance bracketing amount. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. Green (G) bias. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting.

In Basic Zone modes.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. If you want a darker exposure. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. set this to [Disable] first. 103 . 3 Take the picture. Under the [2] tab. the setting. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. the correction is done when the image is captured. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. The default setting is [Standard]. noise might increase. [Standard] is set automatically. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. flash exposure compensation. For RAW images. then press <0>. With JPEG images. the image might still come out bright. then press <0>. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically.

screen. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . the correction is done when the image is captured. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. correct.]. the four corners of the picture might look darker. Press the <V> key to select [Enable]. correct. 3 Take the picture. With JPEG images. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. If [Correction data not available] is displayed.]. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. The default setting is [Enable]. Under the [1] tab. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. then press <0>. then press <0>. For RAW images. select [Peripheral illumin.

25 lenses. For JPEG images already captured. the correction amount will be lower. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. if you select [Enable]. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. With EOS Utility (provided software).3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. the lower the correction amount will be. 105 . even if [Correction data available] is displayed. For details. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. If the lens does not have distance information. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). noise might appear on the image periphery. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera. In step 2. When using a non-Canon lens. The higher the ISO speed. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. Depending on shooting conditions. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended.

With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. 1 Focus the subject. press the shutter button completely. later. In such cases. Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. single shooting will take effect. then the picture is taken 2 sec. but no picture will be taken. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. The mirror will swing up. delay. When you press the shutter button completely. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. press the transmit button. there will be a shutter-release sound. 106 . If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. the mirror locks up. later. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. Do not point the camera toward the sun. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. mirror lockup is effective. Remote control shooting. it will go back down automatically. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken.195). keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). 2 Press the shutter button completely again.

” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. 107 . This is called “Live View shooting. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. For details. camera shake can cause blurred images. Using a tripod is recommended.

picture. The image’s field of view is approx. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. After the image review ends.113-120). with AF or Before shooting. 2 Focus the subject. When you press the shutter button halfway. Press the <A> button. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. 108 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. focus manual focus (p. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. 100%. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.

number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.] to [Enable]. set [Live View shoot. During Live View shooting. there will be two shutter sounds. When flash is used. 1 hr. 109 . Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). do not point the lens toward the sun. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. but only one shot will be taken. 30 min.

or bright-light conditions. it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. If flash is used or bulb is set. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). 110 .A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If <g> is blinking. the information display will change. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. However.

When <f> is selected. 1 Press the <Q> button.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. drive mode. 111 . In Creative Zone modes. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. and Auto Lighting Optimizer. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. and AF mode. function and set it. the AF points will also be displayed. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. you can also set the white balance. Picture Style.

the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. (camera power remains on). [6 Sensor cleaning].118).113). Even while the Live View image is displayed.Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.167. p. 169). In Creative Zone modes. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. During continuous shooting.139). If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. Using <8> will be the same as using <d>. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. [7 Clear settings]. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. [u Live mode] (p.114). AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). or [Quick mode] (p. 112 . Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. you can display grid lines.204) for Live View shooting. or [7 Firmware Ver. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. If you select [y Dust Delete Data].]. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). the Live View shooting will be terminated.

118). the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. To return the AF point to the center. 1 Display the Live View image. Under [6 Live View function settings]. Also. Select the AF mode. AF point 2 Move the AF point. If you want to achieve precise focus. [u Live mode] (face detection.Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. and [Quick mode] (p. magnify the image. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. select [AF mode]. Press the <A> button. press the <L> button. While the Live View image is displayed. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture). The AF point < > will appear. p. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed.120).114). and focus manually (p. 113 .

the AF point will turn orange.Using AF to Focus the subject. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. <q> will be displayed. 114 . If multiple faces are detected. human faces are detected and focused. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused.108). When a face is detected. picture. If focus is not achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face. Press the <A> button. When focus is achieved. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. Have the target person face the camera. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. 1 Display the Live View image.

too bright or too dark.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. When you press the <L> button. titled horizontally or diagonally. If focus is not achieved. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. or partially hidden. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure.108). turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. An object other than a human face might be detected as a face. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. the AF point will turn orange. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. If the focus is way off. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. the <p> will be grayed out. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture.113). 115 . the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p. face detection will not be possible. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. When focus is achieved. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed. picture. If a face cannot be detected.

if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. 116 . Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. then take the picture. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. Even when focus has been achieved. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. the image will be magnified at the AF point. return to the normal view and autofocus. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. the focus might be off. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. In the u Live mode. If this happens.

Extremely small subjects. Subjects in low light. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Under a light source whose brightness. 117 . Subjects strongly reflecting light. Night scenes or points of light. color. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. A special effects filter is used. Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. flat surfaces.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. Subjects at the edge of the picture. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. or pattern keeps changing.

Although you can focus the target area quickly. using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points. Press the <A> button.66). Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. 118 .<Q> button.

and AF will be executed. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. When focus is achieved. 119 . then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. The AF point used to focus will light in red. Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. The Live View image will turn off.Using AF to Focus the subject. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. the reflex mirror will go back down. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing. picture.108).

the image.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. press the <u> button to return to the normal view. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. Each time you press the <u> button. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually. press the <L> button. 3 Magnifythe <u> button.108). then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. After achieving focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center.the magnified image. picture. 120 . 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. 2 Move the magnifying frame.

the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. In low light. the image quality might degrade. If this happens. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If you point the camera in a different direction. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. If the light source within the image changes. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. the screen might flicker. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. When you magnify the image. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. However. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. If you then continue with Live View shooting. 121 . However. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. such as the sun. stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is.

stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. This is to prevent image degradation. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. During the magnified view. noise (banding. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. etc.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Even if you take the picture during magnified view. the image will be captured in the normal view. Before taking a long exposure. If you take the picture during magnified view. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable].) may appear. dots of light. 122 . When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality. the exposure might not come out as desired. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used.191). Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors.

The movie recording format will be MOV. 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies.Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. 123 . refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site. the movie might not playback properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. To check the card’s read/write speed. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines).

113-120). To stop movie shooting. The reflex mirror will make a sound. 2 Focus the subject. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 3 Shooting the movie. 124 . then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. When you press the shutter button halfway. During movie shooting. press <A> again. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136.167. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. do not point the lens toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. While the movie is being shot. Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.movie. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. 169).k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. If necessary.

Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask.16). the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. 1 hr.16).5mm dia. size] setting (p. and aperture are set automatically. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. press the <S> button. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded.. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. you can set the exposure compensation. 125 . The ISO speed. If you use Movie crop. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. the top. bottom.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file.126) on the screen’s bottom left. During movie shooting.97). shutter speed. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. 40 min. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. 1 hr. 20 min. This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p.131). left.

the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. the information display will change. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip.k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. 126 . When movie shooting starts. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red.

.k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. aperture. • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>.[Movie Under the [o] tab.1/30 sec. Select [Manual]. and ISO speed for movie shooting.6400 127 .6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . The reflex mirror will make a sound. To set the shutter speed. the speed. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. then press <0>. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. then press <0>. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. turn the <6> dial. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. 3 Select [Manual]. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial.1/60 sec. 2 Select [Movie exposure]. select exposure]. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . . To set the aperture.

a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set.124). and aperture will not be displayed. shutter speed. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. the movie image might flicker. With Auto ISO.173). the shooting mode. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. due to the drive of the lens aperture. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. The faster the shutter speed. 128 . 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting.k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. to 1/125 sec. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. With manual exposure shooting. will be recorded. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. is recommended.

If you take a still photo during movie shooting. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. 1 sec. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 .k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.

Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. the AF points will also be displayed. image-recording quality (for still photos).Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here. Auto Lighting Optimizer. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. When <f> is selected. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. 1 Press the <Q> button. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. movierecording size. and AF mode. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. Picture Style. 130 . The settable functions will be highlighted in blue.

The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. 131 . Also.). The aspect ratio will be 4:3. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. etc. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. : Standard-definition recording quality. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. in [Live mode]. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality. [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Japan.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). etc. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. Still photos cannot be taken. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. Australia. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing.). Korea. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. Russia. China. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Mexico.

49 min.000 pixels at [640x480]. 49 min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. 330 MB/min. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. [u Live mode]. 24 min. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. 300. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080]. AF will be executed in Live mode. press the <A> button. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. continuous autofocusing is not possible. and approx. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. However. If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 165 MB/min.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. 132 . 12 min. To start movie shooting again. 59 sec. approx. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. You can select [Live mode]. AF during k When [Enable] is set. AF is possible during movie shooting. 1 hr. you can extract a still image from the movie. or [Quick mode]. 39 min. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 330 MB/min.

For AF. press the <w> button. AE lock is not possible. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. then press the transmit button. Press the <w> button for AE lock. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). 133 . • AF/AF lock. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. • AE/AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. still photo shooting will take effect.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. AE lock is not possible. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. p. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. press the <w> button. While holding down the <w> button. Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. For AF.

The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . highlight detail will be improved.16). you can display grid lines.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. If [Enable] is set. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.5mm dia. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m].127). and aperture for movie shooting (p. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights.6400. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. set this option to [Auto]. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time). monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone. 134 . shutter speed. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed.

If the card has a fast writing speed. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. the faster the indicator will climb upward. The slower the card. If the indicator becomes full. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. 135 . First. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal.126) will be displayed in red. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card. the movie shooting might stop. If you take still photos during movie shooting. you should set the IS switch to <2>.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>.

If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. the image quality may be degraded. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p.167. However. 136 . Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. However. If this happens.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. 169) and shoot a movie. When not shooting. you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. turn off the camera. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set. the sound will be properly recorded. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. The image quality of movies is not affected. the movie shooting will stop automatically.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.

138) Card Reminder (p.146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.153) 7 137 .147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.

“Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. the image display will end. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. During the image review. Under the [1] tab. select [Image review]. then press <0>. select [Beep]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. and you cannot release the shutter. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. 138 . If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. If [Off] is set. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. Under the [1] tab. Select [Disable]. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. Select [Disable]. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture.

To turn on the LCD monitor again. then press <0>. select [LCD brightness]. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. With the adjustment screen displayed. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image. Under the [6] tab. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. Select the desired power-off time. then press <0>. 139 . either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. 3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. If [Off] has been set. press the <B> button. Under the [5] tab. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min.. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. select [Auto power off]. When checking the exposure of an image. You can set this auto power-off time. then press <0>. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. then press <0>. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses.

select [File numbering]. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. If you want to use continuous file numbering. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001. then press <0>. you should use a newly-formatted card each time. You can change how the file number is assigned.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. Even after you replace the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 .JPG. Under the [5] tab. The available settings are described below. then press <0>. Select one.

If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset. Each time you replace the card. 141 . you should use a newly-formatted card. 999 reaches 9999. The extension will be “. the file numbering restarts from 0001. To restart the file numbering from 0001. If the file number in folder No. Replace it with a new card. for example. the file name will start with “IMG_”. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. For both JPEG and RAW images. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. When you reset the file numbering manually. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. After the manual reset. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. “. MOV” for movies. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards. and “. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today.CR2” for RAW images.JPG” for JPEG images.

Under the [5] tab. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. the image might not rotate for playback. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off]. Select one. The available settings are described below. select [Auto rotate]. then press <0>. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. In such a case. Use the software provided with the camera instead. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. On the camera’s LCD monitor. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. then playback the image. It will be rotated. 142 . Also. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. [OnPD] is set. The setting of this feature can be changed. I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. but the image does not rotate during playback. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Set [OnPD].

96) WB correction (p.150) 143 .107) Red-eye reduction (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p.102) Live View shooting (p.29) Beeper (p. press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. While the menu is displayed.101)/ WB bracketing (p.146) Date/Time (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.139) Sensor cleaning (p.65) Auto rotate display (p.138) Auto power off (p.

then press <0>. 3 Select [OK]. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page. select [Clear settings].Fn)]. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear all camera settings]. 1 Select [Clear settings]. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. Select [OK]. 144 . 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. (C. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes. desired setting. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. then press <0>.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec.

then press <0>. 146 . Under the [5] tab. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Under the [5] tab. Select the desired color. select [LCD auto off]. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>.Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. When you exit the menu. then press <0>. Select [Disable]. Select [LCD auto off]. Select [Screen color].

setting] and [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. If [Disable] is set.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. setting]. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. Select [Built-in flash func. 147 . [Flash firing] Normally. This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set. setting] and [External flash func. Under the [1] tab. The flash control screen will appear. then press <0>. The flash functions will be displayed. [Built-in flash func. setting] or [External flash func. The functions displayed under [External flash func. select [Flash control]. setting] The [Built-in flash func. Select [Flash control].

see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends. [Zoom].. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. For details. Shutter sync. setting] and [External flash func. * For other flash modes. you can also set [Hi-speed].3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. and once immediately before the exposure ends. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. With 2nd curtain sync. 148 . Normally. and [Wireless set. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual.]. set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. If [2nd curtain] is set. However. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. This is for advanced users. If an external Speedlite is attached. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing). setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. Flash mode With an external Speedlite.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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3 Manual Sensor CleaningN
Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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Clean the sensor with care. never do any of the following.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. 154 . • Opening the card slot cover. If the power is cut off. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the power is turned off. • Setting the power switch to <2>. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. A brush can scratch the sensor. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Opening the battery compartment cover. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount.

Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 155 .

to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image. 156 . 2 Switch to the indexbutton. 3 Select the image. Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. 1 Playback the image. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. display. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed. When you press the <x> button.

Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. select [Date]. then press <0>. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. press the <V> key. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. On the bottom right. by jumping. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. the jump method and current image location are indicated. select either one to display only movies or stills. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. turn the <6> dial.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. 1 Select the jump method. To change the jump method. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date. On the single-image display. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. 157 .

During image playback. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. The image will be magnified. 1 Magnify the image. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. If you hold down the <u> button.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. press the <x> button and the single image display will return. If you hold down the button. To exit the magnified display. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. A movie cannot be magnified. press the <u> button. Magnified area position around image.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. 158 . Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken.

If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. To exit and return to the menu. the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image.b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. 159 . Under the [3] tab. you need not rotate the image as described above. press the <M> button.142) before taking vertical shots. 2 Select the image. 1 Select [Rotate]. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. A movie cannot be rotated. select [Rotate]. 3 Rotate the image. You can also select an image on the index display. <0>. repeat steps 2 and 3. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. then press <0>.

167. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. Playback on a TV set (p. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. 160 . Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable.

see the PDF file instruction manual. inquire the software maker. For details on commercially-available software. use a high-performance personal computer. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo. If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. For smooth movie playback. 161 . be sure it is compatible with MOV files.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.

3 Pressthe single-image display. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. press On <0>. see the next page. then press <0>. With the single-image display. Select The movie will start playing. 4 Playback[7] (Play).k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. <0>. As movies cannot be played on the index display. During movie playback. Speaker the movie. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. For more details on the playback procedure. 162 . the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. Press the <x> button to display the image. During the index display. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. movie. You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie.

30 min. 2 hr. If you hold down <0>. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. Displays the editing screen (p. the movie will play frame-byframe.) 163 . a single previous frame is displayed. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right. If you hold down <0>. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Each time you press <0>. Each time you press <0>. it will fast forward the movie. it will rewind the movie. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume. During the single-image display. during the movie playback. Displays the movie’s first frame.173). 1 sec. the still photo will be displayed for approx.164). press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial. 169) to playback a movie.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.167. If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. Displays the movie’s last frame.

To save it as a new movie.X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. To change the editing. select [2] and press <0>. Select The save screen will appear. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. 1 On the movie playback screen. Then press <0>. If the card does not have enough room. 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). increments. [New file] will not be selectable. then press <0>. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. 3 Check the edited movie. increments (position indicated by [X]). be edited out. select [Overwrite]. 4 Save the[W]. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. After deciding which part to edit out. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). Since the editing is done in 1-sec. 164 . movie. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. press <0>. select [X]. The editing screen will be displayed. select [New file]. then press <0>. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. go back to step 2. To cancel the editing.

1 Select [Slide show]. Under the [3] tab. select [Slide show]. Then press <0>. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . If you selected [iDate]. The [Select date] screen will appear. Only the movies in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills]. then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. Press the <V> key to select the date. then press <0>. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show.

5 Quit the slide show.. you can press the <U> key to view another image. During the slide show. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options. press <0>. During pause. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format. then press the <M> button. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. Press then press <0>. During movie playback. During auto playback. After [Loading image. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. press the <M> button. 169. To view the slide show on a TV set. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. auto power off will not take effect. the slide show will start. For still photos. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. see pages 167.] is displayed.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option. During pause. then press <0>. To pause the slide show. The display time may vary depending on the image. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. 166 .. the key to select [Set up].

Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. * Depending on the TV set. By pressing the <B> button. button. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. see page 162. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. part of the image displayed might be cut off. you can change the display format. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera. insert it into the <D> terminal. To playback movies. turn off the camera and television. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. 167 .

Under the [4] tab. Press the / button to select an option. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. then press the Enter button. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. Select [Enable]. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image. In such a case. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Doing so may cause a malfunction. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. Then press the Enter button. The menu will appear. When the camera is connected to a TV set. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. 168 . then press <0>.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. then press the Enter button. image. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. For a slide show. then press <0>. When you press the camera’s <x> button. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images.

If the video system format does not match the TV’s. Certain TV sets. 169 . and use the camera to control the playback operation. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. button. For details. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. see page 162. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera.) To playback movies. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set.Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. may not operate properly. In such a case. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable]. the images will not be displayed properly. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port. see the TV set’s instruction manual.

then press <0>. To erase a protected image. 1 Select [Protect images]. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. The <K> icon will disappear. the protected images will also be erased. press the <M> button. The menu will reappear. The protect setting screen will appear. then press <0>. To protect another image. repeat step 2. 170 . press <0> again. To cancel the image protection. Image protect icon protect it. Under the [3] tab. If you erase all the images (p. only the protected images will remain. you must first cancel the protection. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function.172). Once an image is protected. select [Protect images]. When an image is protected. 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected.42). the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. If you format the card (p. To exit the image protection.

Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. Once an image is erased. then press <0>. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. then image displayed will be erased. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally. it cannot be recovered. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. you can erase multiple images at one time. Under the [3] tab. 2 Press the <L> button.170) will not be erased. press <0>. The Select [Erase]. 171 . protect them. Protected images (p.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. select [Erase images]. 3 Erase the image. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. 1 Select [Erase images].

42). then press <0>. Press the <L> button. The selected images will be erased. press the <I> button. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. To display the three-image display. 4 Erase the images. 3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. To also erase protected images. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. repeat step 3. To erase other images. 172 . To return to the single-image display. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. Select [OK]. to be erased. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. format the card (p. all the images in the card will be erased. press the <u> button.L Erasing Images images]. The images will be displayed.

you can switch the shooting information display. the movie icon <k/ >. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. recording format <D>. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed. 173 . the 73 file size is displayed. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . * For movie files.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed. <G> will be displayed. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. recording size <A/B/C>. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images.

you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. the brighter the image. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. The more pixels there are toward the left. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. If there are too many pixels on the left. [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. the highlight detail will be lost. and blue). And the more pixels there are toward the right. 174 . the shadow detail will be lost. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left. Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the respective color information will be lacking. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. And if there are too many pixels on the right. the darker the image. the darker and less prominent the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. the brighter and denser the color. And the more pixels there are toward the right. green. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu.B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. the color will be too saturated with no detail. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). By checking the image’s RGB histogram.

Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing. etc. 9 175 . You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card.185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. quantity to print.Printing Images Printing (p.

Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. up the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. To connect to the printer. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. 176 . 2 SetFor details. Some printers may make a beeping sound.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. 4 Turn on the printer. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. refer to the printer’s instruction manual.

Movies cannot be printed. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. printing up to approx. and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. On the print setting screen. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5.184). select [Print]. 4 hours is possible. 177 . Press the < The image will appear. Press <0>. Press the <x> button to playback the image. make sure it is fully charged. To find out what’s wrong. do the following: 1. first turn off the camera and printer. 2. Before disconnecting the cable. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. For direct printing.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. 3. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. it indicates a problem with the printer. 6 Playback thex> button. With a fully-charged battery. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended.

Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. The paper size. Starts the printing.183). * Depending on the printer. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. and layout. 0 2 Press <print>.setting screen will appear. type. For details. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. <0>. Sets the paper size. and layout you have set are displayed.then press Select [Paper settings]. Some settings might not be available. 178 . Returns to the screen in step 1. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. The paper settings screen will appear. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. Sets the quantity to be printed.180). see the printer’s instruction manual. 3 Select [Paper settings]. type.

185) will be printed. white balance. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted. shooting mode. then press <0>. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. the camera name. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. lens name. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. 16. exposure compensation amount. etc. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. shutter speed. then press <0>. will be imprinted. * From the Exif data. 4. The page layout screen will appear. or 20 images on one sheet. 8. aperture.. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. The print setting screen will reappear. 9. ISO speed. The paper type screen will appear. Option to print 2. the print will have borders. On A4 or Letter size paper. The print will have no borders. 179 . then press <0>. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. If your printer cannot print borderless prints.

0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. For details. The image noise is reduced before printing. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. Prints in black-and-white with cool. yellowish blacks. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections.” The printing will differ depending on the printer. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. Select the desired printing effect.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. However. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors.182). Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation. see the printer’s instruction manual. 180 . go to step 5. * When you change the printing effects. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). No automatic correction will be applied. then press <0>. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. bluish blacks. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>.need not set necessary. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. If you any printing effects. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. then press <0>. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks.

Select [Print]. If image tilt correction (p. necessary. 181 . any trimming (p. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Select <R>. With Easy printing. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print].) Also. then select [OK]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. 7 Start printing. To stop the printing. the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. Set the number of copies. (You cannot set the number of copies. Set as desired. the number of copies will always be 1. then press <0>. all the settings will revert to the default. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. then press <0>. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed.183) will not be applied.144). then press <0>. then press <0>. Select <I>. With Easy printing. then press <0>. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. Set as necessary. you can print another image using the same settings.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting.183) has been applied. it may take longer to print the image. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality.

you can adjust the [Contrast]. B is for blue. A is amber. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. use the <S> keys. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. press the <B> button. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. and [Color balance]. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 .] effects will not show on the screen. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. Adjust levels When you select [Manual].127) or highlight level (128 . [Color tone]. When [On] is set.255). the face will be brightened for printing. You can then adjust the printing effect. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. [Saturation]. the red eye will be corrected for printing.].wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. When [On] is set. 182 . you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast. and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. M is magenta. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. Red-eye corr. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default. When you select [Detail set. If you select [Clear all]. To adjust the [Color balance]. select the printing effect.

select [Trimming]. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings]. 183 . Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. 2 Set the trimming frame size. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. the size of the trimming frame will change. The print setting screen will reappear. Do the trimming right before printing. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. position. you may have to set the trimming again. 1 On the print setting screen.5-degree increments. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The smaller the trimming frame. and aspect ratio. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. the larger the image magnification will be for printing. When you adjust the image tilt. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0.

Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. Press <0> to stop printing. look at the camera’s LCD monitor. After fixing the problem. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the grainier the picture will look on the print. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. If you look at the image on a TV screen. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. For details on how to fix a printing problem. For details on resuming the printing. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink.wPrinting Depending on the printer. see the printer’s instruction manual. 184 .) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. no paper. The smaller you make the trimming frame. etc. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. and check the waste ink tank. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. While trimming the image. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. resume printing.

then press <0>. 2 Select [Set up]. Select the option to be set. select [Print order].W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. Select the desired setting.] 185 . then press <0>. and file No.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. and [File No. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. [Print type] [Date] [File No.]. then press <0>. Under the [3] tab. date imprinting. the option as desired. Select [Set up]. imprinting. then press <0>. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot be set individually for each image. [Date].

4 Exit the setting. the print order may not be possible. The print order screen will reappear.Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. Next. Prints both the standard and index prints. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. 186 . Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. Even if [Date] and [File No. When printing with DPOF.] are set to [On]. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. depending on the image type. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. If this happens with your printer. Press the <7> button. you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. Also.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. select [Sel. the date or file No. both the [Date] and [File No. With [Index] prints. [On] imprints the file No. on the print. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints.

[Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. press the <I> button. Even if you select “All image”. If you select [Clear all on card]. After completing the print order. one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. To display the three-image display. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. press the <u> button. If you specify more than this. print no more than 400 images for one print order.Image Select and order images one by one. To return to the single-image display. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. all the images might not be printed. When using a PictBridge printer. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. 187 .W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel.

180) if necessary. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. See page 176. 1 Prepare to print.W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer.178) Set the printing effects (p. 5 Select [OK]. 2 Under the [3] tab. • When you paused the printing. If [Bordered] is set. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. be sure to set the paper size. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. 3 Select [Print]. (p. select [Resume]. Before printing. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. select [Print order]. see page 184. you can easily print images with DPOF. 188 . If a problem occurs during printing. [Manual] cannot be selected. Under [Adjust levels]. • When you set the index. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No. Depending on the printer. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. the card’s remaining capacity was low.

Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 . You can do it with Custom Functions.

Fn)]. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear. Press to select the setting (number). then press <0>. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. Custom Function No. At the bottom of the screen.Fn)]. 4 Exit the the <M> button. select [Custom Functions (C.144).Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p. 190 . the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu.. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. (C. setting.

) 191 . C.193 p.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p.196 p.195 k C.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p. speed in Av mode p.194 k k k C.195 p. (Settings are disabled.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.194 p.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3. the <L> icon will appear.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required. 197 . When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p. To verify whether the image is original.3 Custom Function SettingsN C.173).

Under the [9] tab. 198 . [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. then Select press <0>. the desired items. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. On the confirmation dialog. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. Then press <0>. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. then press <0>. You can register up to six items in My Menu. To return to the screen in step 2. then Select [Register to My press <0>. press the <V> key to change the order. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. select [My Menu settings]. press the <M> button. Menu]. With [z] displayed. then press <0>. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu.

] to check the copyright information currently set. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set.3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information. option. 4 Exit theentering the text. press the After <M> button to exit.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. select [Copyright information]. it will be appended to the image as Exif information. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. Select [Display copyright info. then press <0>. Under the [7] tab. The text entry screen will appear. 3 Enter text. then press <0>. setting. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 199 . 1 Select [Copyright information].

press the <S> key to select a character. then press <0> to enter it. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Entering text In the bottom area. Exiting After completing the text entry. 200 . Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software).3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas.

The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. system accessories. 11 201 .

focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. 202 . etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF).) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows.) In such cases. see page 117. etc. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.48). etc. For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF. solid-color walls.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5.6 or smaller (larger f/number). etc. computer keyboards. For details.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. see the Extender’s instruction manual.

the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. unplug the power plug from the power outlet. After using the camera. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. Close the cover. 3 Insert the DC Coupler. 203 .Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>. 1 Connect the power cord. 2 Connect the DC Coupler. the DC cord.

The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. When focus is achieved. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. 204 . The camera will autofocus. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.71). Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. delay.4 feet from the camera. During wireless remote control. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16.

0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary. To prevent this. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. 1 Remove the eyecup. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. use the eyepiece cover (p.23) attached to the camera strap. eyepiece cover. 205 . 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal.

When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function. For detailed instructions. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . In other words. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. comp] and [E-TTL II meter. only [Flash exp. the flash will fire at full output only. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting].External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites.] can be set for [External flash func.] to be set.147). 206 . it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.

shoot in the manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. or slower. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact. 207 . Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. It might not fire. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. the flash can be fired at full output only.

then press <0>. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. If you set [Disable]. please check with the card manufacturer. The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card. 4 Display the connection information. then press <0>. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. then press <0>. Without approval. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. select settings]. use of the card is not permitted. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. Select [Connection info. To set up. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). (p. transmission.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. please check with the card manufacturer. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans.]. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. set [Enable].] to Press <0>. 208 .

auto power off will not take effect. For details. Because of the transmission function. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. In hospitals. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. 209 .] is set to [Disable]. If the image transfer does not work. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. The battery power will be consumed faster. it may still transmit a signal. H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. For transferred images.58). Even if [Eye-Fi trans.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. see the card’s instruction manual. Turn the camera off and on again. airports. 6 Take the picture. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. During the image transfer. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. *4: For autoexposure only. [Remote control] can be set.

[7] Set-up 3. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2. [y] Shooting 3.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec.Fn setting / Clear external flash C. / 8 sec. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. / 4 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 2. Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 1. 212 .

1600 / Max. 400 / Max. / 15 min. 3200 / Max. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 2 min. 213 . / 8 min. / 4 min. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 1 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 800 / Max.

(C. min.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C.. sec. day) and time (hour.Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 .Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. month.

the [Expo. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 16 sec. The [y] Shooting 3.]. / 10 min. / 30 min. comp. / 1 min. On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. WB Shift/BKT. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. no AE lock / AE/AF. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. [7] Set-up 3. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. / 30 sec. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Live View function settings 215 . Under the [2] tab.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

24).Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.26). Press the <B> button (p. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. If there is a problem with the battery charger. The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>.44). Recharge the battery (p. Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem. When the image recording is completed. If this happens. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. 218 . Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p. the power will turn off automatically.26).31). The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p.

33). Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. a picture cannot be taken. the number of possible shots will decrease. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. The camera turns off by itself. The image is out of focus. Purchase a new one.31).107.37. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. Auto power off is in effect.24). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. or focus manually (p. set the IS switch to <1>. replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p.31. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. 37). The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. To prevent camera shake. If the lens has an Image Stabilizer.Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. 219 . If the card is full. 171). Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. 123). 69). Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor.36. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks. The card is not properly inserted (p. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.31). press the shutter button gently (p.

Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard]. If it is set to [Strong]. This also applies to movie shooting (p. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.194). If you shoot at night when the background is dark. or [Disable].193). The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower.). the shutter speed becomes slow.194). the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. see page 42 or 224. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. set the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. ISO 100 can be set (p.Fn)] menu. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p.192). ISO 100 cannot be set. When I use the <f> mode with flash. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. If a card error message is displayed. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set.134). 220 . etc. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. ISO 100 cannot be set.Fn)] menu. [Low].134).

the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. 59 sec. If you use flash. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. movie shooting may stop automatically. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. If the card’s writing speed is slow. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals.109). the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p.135). etc. This is normal. To find out the card’s read/write speed. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. The movie shooting terminates by itself. 221 . movie shooting will stop automatically. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. When a movie is played.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire. Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. camera operation noise can be heard..

certain tabs and menu options are not displayed.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. 222 . Set the color space to sRGB. The file numbering does not start from 0001. the first character will be an underscore (p. If the image has been protected. If you use a card which already has images recorded. If the LCD monitor is dirty. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. If Adobe RGB is set.170). It will return to normal at room temperature. use a soft cloth to clean it. The image cannot be erased. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. it cannot be erased (p. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”).96). the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p.40).140). the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black. In low or high temperatures.

you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. The card reader does not detect the card. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. SDXC cards might not be correctly detected.169). In such a case. Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. No image appears on the TV screen. Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.214). The correct date and time has not been set (p.29). Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p.180). 223 . If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.167.Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear. 169). and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software).

Shooting is not possible due to an error. on again or re-install the battery. Replace card. The built-in flash could not be raised. 26) * If the error still persists. 40. write down the error No. Cannot save images because card is full. an error message will appear.Error Codes Error No. Operate the power switch (p. Countermeasures No. Turn the camera off and 30.27). 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. 10. Remove and insert the card again. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. Turn the camera off and on again. 01 02 05 224 . Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. 16). 60. If there is a problem with the camera. erase unnecessary images. 171. or format the card (p.31. 20. 50. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera.31. Operate the power switch (p. or use a Canon lens (p. Clean the lens contacts. or format the card (p. 04 Replace the card. remove and install the battery pack 70.13. 80 again. Follow the onscreen instructions. 42). Turn the camera off and on again.27). Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Operate the power switch. Card cannot be accessed. 42). replace the card.27.

SDHC memory card. 17.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital.9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. Preset (Daylight.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. 1. Tungsten light. User Def. Manual. single-lens reflex. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. 18. Shade. Cloudy.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto. Portrait. SDXC memory card 22. Faithful.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. Neutral. Monochrome. 4. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.3 Auto.3 x 14. Landscape.0 JPEG. 8. Flash). White fluorescent light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard. 17. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card. 1 .

Portrait. Night Portrait. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.5 . phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. shutter-priority AE. aperture-priority AE.18 (at 23°C/73°F.0 . depth-of-field AE.+1. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. Landscape. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. AI Focus AF.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . ISO 100 . AI Servo AF. Flash Off.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . 4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 . or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. 95% Magnification: Approx. Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration. 0. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3. Close-up. Creative Auto.4 USM lens. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx. Sports.6400 Auto. Program).

3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. X-sync at 1/200 sec. 3 sec. 34 shots RAW: Approx. approx.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. continuous shooting. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . to 30 sec. bulb (Total shutter speed range. 1/4000 sec. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . 3.. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. (Full Auto mode).: 13/43 (ISO 100. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. to 1/60 sec. auto pop-up flash Guide No. or 2-sec. Max. Available range varies by shooting mode. self-timer with 10sec.7 shots/sec.4 USM lens. delay and 10-sec. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.) • Flash Retractable.

04 million dots Approx.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 330 MB/min. 50p: 50. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 . 165 MB/min. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 . ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 . 330 MB/min.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 24p: 23. 25p: 25.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.97 fps. 165 MB/min. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 60p: 59.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.94 fps.00 fps.4 USM lens. 1. 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.976 fps.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.6400 (in whole-stop increments).

stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. 1.5x . CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. approx.5mm dia. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . approx. jump by 10 or 100 images. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1. detailed info. image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). by movie. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. histogram). by shooting date. 4-image index. 9-image index. video/audio OUT. Single image + Info (Basic info. 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx.10x Image browsing methods: Single image.

Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128. 530 g / 18.5 mm / 2.8 x 3. 82 g / 2. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C . 475 g / 16.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.9 oz.2 in.40°C / 43°F .7 x 1.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.8 oz.5 x 0.40°C / 32°F .104°F During shooting: 0°C .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .4 x 55.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.40°C / 32°F . 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .4 in.3 mm / 5.0 in.7 oz.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.7 x 1.8 oz. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx. Approx. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.40°C / 43°F .9 oz.40°C / 43°F . 52 g / 1.5 mm / 2.5 x 75. Approx.1 x 3. Weight: Approx. (CIPA testing standards) Approx. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 . • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.6 x 2. Weight: Approx.1 x 3.4 in.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.8 x 97. 82 g / 2.2 mm / 1.1 x 3.1 x 15.

Weight: Approx.0 x 4.82 ft. 231 .0 oz.67 x 45 mm / 8. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera.61 ft. Weight: Approx. (75 x 112 mm / 3. diameter x length: 68.48 ft.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . magnification: 0.25 m / 0.4 in. Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ . field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.82 ft.6 x 1.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ . 455 g / 16.8 in.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 . (at 0.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .5-5.49 m / 1.3 .21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3.8 in. consult the respective lens maker.2.45 m / 1.5-5.) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max.36 Closest focusing distance: 0.0 x 4.4 x 101 mm / 3.8 in.25 m / 0. 200 g / 7.0 in. Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.1 x 5.1 oz. magnification: 0. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . (327 x 503 mm / 12.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0. diameter x length: 75.9 x 19.7 x 2.5 x 70 mm / 2. (From image sensor plane) Max.

in the United States and other countries. LLC.” * Notice displayed in English as required. and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C..g. By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2.. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). 232 . Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. etc. HDMI. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output.21 (also called “Exif Print”).0 and Exif 2. HDMI logo.

skin. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. follow the safeguards below: . The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. connecting cables. • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. . Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. If a child swallows the battery. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. or emits smoke or fumes. smoke. power sources. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes.Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). do not exceed the recharging time. Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. It can cause blindness or skin problems. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. When using flash to photograph an infant.Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . It may impair the person’s vision. changes color. and accessories not specified in this booklet. or clothing. heat generation. chemical leakage. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. . immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. accessories. death. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. keep the equipment away from the reach of children.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. disassemble. . and clothing. skin.104°F). consult a physician immediately. This is to prevent fire or an explosion.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. Also. . Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. and material damage. See a physician immediately. It may cause an accident. excessive heat. remove it immediately. keep at least 1 meter away. 233 . • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. • If excessive heat. etc. deforms. • Keep the back-up battery away from children. Be careful not to get burned in the process. and explosions.40°C (32°F . flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. This is to prevent electrical shock.Do not short-circuit.Do not use any batteries. or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. and fire. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. • During the recharging.

• Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. 234 . This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. humid. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire. follow the safeguards below: . Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard. Also do not twist or tie the cords. Doing so may damage your vision. cut.Do not scratch. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. check if it is allowed. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. • Do not use paint thinner. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns. or oily. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life.When unplugging a power plug. . Doing so may cause injury.Always insert the power plug all the way in. benzene. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. . Otherwise.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. If the surrounding is dusty. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. . • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. • Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. . • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock.

European Union (and EEA) only. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives.canon-europe. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point. (EEA: Norway.. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC). These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. in accordance with the Battery Directive. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www. For more information about the recycling of this product.com/environment. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE. Cd = Cadmium. waste authority.g. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . e. please contact your local city office. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury.

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.... 169 Access lamp....... 134 AEB........................ 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ............67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) .........................96 AE lock................................. 82 Bulb . 3.... 96 Color temperature ........................... 31 Card reminder ................................................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).......76 Basic Zone modes ........ 55 Cable ... 224 SD speed class ..........................................80 Audio/video OUT. self-timer .................................. 52 Color space .......131 1920x1080 .............................156 640x480 ..................37 Card.......................................... 99 Color tone...................................................................... 32........................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer...................................................... 208 Format.... 70 Contrast........................................148 2-sec........... 2................................... 112........67 AI Servo AF................ 64.......................80 B B/W (Monochrome)... 138 Black-and-white image ...85 Adobe RGB.. 216 Beeper................... 160..................................................................or 9-image index display...............................160............................... 42 Problem.............................71 4.......... 2 Center-weighted average metering .................................................................. 143 Camera shake ....... 35 ...................................................... 106 Clear settings ...20 Battery → Power 237 ............Index 1280x720 .........131 Battery Grip ............................ 86 Cleaning (image sensor) .............. 13..... 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE).................................. 167...............................................................32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).......................................... 138 Eye-Fi..... 144 Holding the camera......... 79.....45...............27......131 1st-curtain sync.............. 76........ 84 C C (Creative Auto) ............................97...67 Aperture-priority AE .... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off........................... 123 SDHC/SDXC.......... 169 Camera Camera shake..................... 92 A A/V OUT.............................. 31.........148 2nd-curtain sync.............160.................................... 93 Built-in flash................... 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)................ 36 Settings display.. 92 Continuous shooting..

.... 46 Full HD ...................... 98 Flash exposure compensation..................................................185 Drive mode ........................ 202 Manual focusing...........70..................................... 56 Flash-sync speed...........................87 Extension .......... 120 Out of focus .........................224 Evaluative metering ...................... 148 Built-in flash .............. 71 Dust Delete Data ......82 Dial..... 131... 48 Format (card initialization)..................................... .........................141 External Speedlite....... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects .......... 69 Focusing AF mode ........................ 49.... 77 Digital terminal ..................................................................... 47................................. 42 Frame rate................................................................... 160 D Date/Time ............................ 140 File size ....................171 Error codes .......... 68 AF-assist beam............................................. 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF)...... 66..... 69.... 206 FE lock....................... 131 Full High-Definition.20 Custom Functions........190 Clear all ........................86 Exposure compensation .................................................29 DC coupler.......................98 238 ...114 Faithful .................. 149 Effective range ...... 202 Recompose.................................................................................. 132.............147.................76 FE lock.......................................... 194 Beeper .......... 65 Flash exposure compensation ............................... 117............................................. 88 Flash off ...... 72. 131 Full Auto .......................... 93 Firmware Ver..191 File number ..............36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF......199 Creative Auto ....................................................... 33...23................... 147........................ 117....151 E Erase (image) ............... 113 AF point selection ........ 64 2nd-curtain sync .203 Depth-of-field preview................ 88 Focus confirmation light ............................... 192 Menu setting . 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ....................208 Eyepiece cover .............. 64 Custom Functions....................16..176 Dioptric adjustment .. 214 Flash ....... 46 Focus lock .......................55 Creative Zone modes ...........................Index Copyright information.. 64 External Speedlite. 48 Focus mode switch ....................................................... 147 Red-eye reduction ...................190 List....................................................... 206 Eye-Fi card ................. 123........................................................ 47..

...........174 Household power ..... 173 View on TV .................................171 Highlight alert.................................. 151 Image review time ......... 62 Auto........................... 139 Display switching ...... 104 Live mode (AF)...................................................................................................... 30 LCD monitor ............ 167 Highlight alert ........ 160............................................................... 63 ISO expansion ....... 167 Image area. 33 .....................................96 Image Auto playback ............................173 Highlight detail loss ................ 21................................................. 146 Brightness adjustment .................157 Magnified view............................................35 Attaching/Detaching .......203 J JPEG ............. 75 Language selection .......................................................110..................... 20 Image-recording quality................174 Index.......34 Landscape.................................. 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .165 Erase ...... 197 Image Zone ... 138 Image verification data .................. 134 H HDMI............ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction............ 156 ISO speed ....................................................................................156 Jump display (Image browsing)...... 146 Shooting settings display ....................158 Playback ...............210 Image dust prevention........... 72 Jump display ......... 157 L I ICC profile ......Index Function availability table........... 113 239 .......................160............................... 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) ......173 Histogram .............................173 Highlight tone priority ........ 155 Protect ................................................... 58............ 13 Auto off... 72 Index display .......................................... 44 Image playback......... 159 Shooting information..........168 High-Definition ........................ 155 Menu screen .....112... 51. 18 Lens.170 Rotate ....131...160.............................62.....................................................58.................. 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ............. 63 G Grid display ...... 40 Screen color......................................................142.......................................................

.................................................... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ................ 195 Mode Dial. 214 240 ....218 Manual exposure .............42....................... 160... 127 Movie crop .........................................Index Live View shooting............. 193 Long exposure .40 Metering mode..... 127 Manual focusing.............. 198 N Neutral.............................. 120 Microphone .................. 120 Maximum burst .... 66 P P (Program AE)....................................................... 66 One-Shot AF ....20 Monochrome...............83..................................................113 Grid display ..69.... 164 Enjoying ...... 193 Nomenclature........ 76 Night Portrait ................................................................. 70.134 Mirror lockup .........................................73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings ...................22 NTSC ..... 131 Recording time......120.... 132 Shooting........... 131 Playback ............................... 132 Frame rate ..................................................112 Possible shots ........ 43 M M (Manual exposure).................... 134 Still photo shooting.......... 158 Malfunction ................... 84......... 131...............................................112............212 My Menu.........................................69...................................................... 60 PAL.....................................................................106.. 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..........198 Setting operation .......................86 Metering timer.... 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ................................. 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....................... 167 My Menu ........107 Focusing..................... 160 File size............................................. 131 Manual exposure shooting............................................ 123 Sound recording ........... 16 ...............................................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting .............................83 Magnified view .......... 131......................................................... 74............ 129 View on TV ..............109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format............ 54 Night scene ......... 162 Recording size ......

..........................................91 Selection.................. 159 S Safety warnings........................................... 72 . 155 Portrait ..................................... 204 Revert to default settings.....27................................. 75 Possible shots............................50.................................................................. 71 Sensor cleaning.. 27...................................................................................28.................. 133.................... 144 Rotate (image)........... 109 Power Auto power off .. 233 Saturation . 173 Q Q (Quick Control) .......... 71............176 Page layout... 54. 93 Sharpness ......................74 RAW+JPEG.............28 Household power.......28... 109 Recharge ....179 Print Order (DPOF)....................38 Quick mode (AF)..........75 User defined .....................61 Protect (image erase-protection)....178 Partial metering... 153 Sepia (Monochrome)...........38 Quick Control screen ............................ 110..........................183 Trimming............... 142...............170 R RAW ........................27 Printing.180..........................104 PictBridge............................ 24 Red-eye reduction . 92 Shooting information display ......... 31 Remote control shooting....................Index Paper settings (printing)......................................................... 139 Battery check...... 72 .......72 Playback .185 Printing effects .......................58.24 Switch ....183 Program AE ...............86 Peripheral illumination correction ............................................94 Pixels ............................................................... 182 Tilt correction ....... 65 Release shutter without card.......................................................................................... 57............................. 150............................................ 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer .... 126...............118 241 .....................179 Paper settings..........60 Program shift .......175 Picture Style Adjustment.....74 Recharge.........................................................203 Possible shots ..........

............................. 167 Viewfinder ...................96 Standard ....................53 6 (Night Portrait) ............. 160............................................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .....................46 7 (Flash Off) ................................54 k (Movie shooting).......................................................................60 C (Creative Auto) .. 100 T Tone priority ........51 4 (Close-up) ...........78 Slide show .................................. 169..........52 5 (Sports)........165 Sound recording ........................80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE).93 Trimming (printing).............................................53 Spot metering.......... 19 Dioptric adjustment ........................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) .....................................194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ........23 System map....... 99 Personal............................................75 Stopped-down aperture ..........78 P (Program AE) .................................55 1 (Full Auto)..........85 M (Manual exposure) .................................... 102 Correction .........37 Shutter-priority AE .....49 2 (Portrait) .....................................50 3 (Landscape) .. 78 V Video system.......162 Sports............................................82 Strap ........20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) ........................................183 242 ... 99 Bracketing...............................................134 Speaker............................................................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .......... 101 Custom .... 163 W WB → White balance White balance .......................................................................... 214 View on TV..............86 sRGB ...................Index Shooting mode...........................................................................................123 Shooting settings display .......................................18 Shutter button ...........................................

.f: Aperture-priority AE...244 p...254 p........Custom Functions ................255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk ..Z: ISO Speed .246 p..........................Nomenclature ..p.......249 p.s: Shutter-priority AE .................p..250 p.Using the Built-in Flash.........Basic Zone Modes ................................251 p.257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk ....Picture Style .........................250 p....................254 p........250 p.......259 243 .......d: Program AE .i Drive Mode ...A Live View Shooting.......................Q Quick Control Screen ..Image-recording Quality ...250 p....252 p...........251 p..Image Playback ..........p.............246 p.....252 p.k Shooting Movies ......Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations ................Creative Zone Modes .........247 p.p..249 p.....253 p.......256 Installing the Software .............................S AF Point ....................245 p..............E: AF Mode...........

press <0>. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. 3. Press the <U> key to select the tab. 4. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . 2. After setting the item. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Press <0> to display the setting.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1.

then turn the <6> dial to set it. The Quick Control screen will appear. you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. press the <Q> button. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function. 245 . In the Basic Zone modes (except C).Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed.

Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. then press <0>. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. then press <0>. Black-and-white images. 246 . For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Press the <U> key to select the quality.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. see the camera’s instruction manual.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max. burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .

D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. then press the <S> key to select the function. then shoot.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. You just press the shutter button. and the camera does the rest. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash. Turn the <6> dial to set the function. 249 .) Press the <Q> button.

d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. If the shutter speed display blinks. then focus the subject. The aperture will be set automatically. If the aperture display blinks. then focus the subject. The shutter speed will be set automatically.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. 250 .

251 . you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button. then press <0>.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. While looking at the viewfinder. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <ZE> button. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection.

When “AUTO” is selected. then press <0>. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes. i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. 252 . the ISO speed is set automatically. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. When you press the shutter button halfway.

200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. 180 shots 253 .

Press the shutter button halfway to focus. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . To stop movie shooting. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. To shoot still photos. press <A> again. press the shutter button. Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals. You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. 256 . Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme.

To download images from the cameras. B When installation ends. remove the CD. 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. The software will not be installed correctly. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. If not necessary. 4 Click [Restart]. “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. uninstall the software. 257 . 5 Once your computer has restarted. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). the window for Step 4 appears.

If not necessary. To download images from the cameras.4 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual).Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.10. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). When installation ends. the window for Step 4 appears. 4 Click [Finish]. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 258 . and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. uninstall the software. On your computer’s desktop. 5 Remove the CD.6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 3 Click [Install] to start installation.

Double-click on the CD icon. Double-click the START. Acrobat Reader (version 6. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.pdf files. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. Then select your language. 3 Double-click the START. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. 2 Open the CD.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). To save the PDF manual to your computer. 2 Open the CD. Then select your language.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP. Acrobat Reader (version 6.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. To save the PDF manual to your computer. 259 .pdf files. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader.

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